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Dec 2, 2013 6:30pm PST
involved in the problems between states and on-line retailers about the collections for sales taxes. in a big review, the high court will not review the suit brought by amazon.com and overstock.com. which urges that by wednesday they have the requirement to collect sales taxes even though the sellers are not located in those states. >>> and meanwhile, amazon.com and founder revealed in a 60 minutes interview revealed the biggest retailer is working on a drone delivery service that he says could be up and running in five years. more on the jetson's like idea, and the hurdles it faces. amon, could this plan ever really get off the ground? >> i see what you did there, tyler, look, these things will not fly an inch if the faa doesn't say they can do it. and right now, there is just not the regulatory infrastructure in place to allow a swarm of drones flying over residential and commercial areas of the united states. it is just not possible. but congress has told them to get ready for it and to have the regulations in place by 2015. a lot of experts say the faa will not likely hit the de
PBS
Dec 4, 2013 6:30pm PST
, though not taxes and some entitlement cuts, though in the medicare and social security. it's a modest deal but lawmakers hope they can announce it by the end of the week, enact it next week and avoid a government shutdown in january. >> who are winners and losers to the extent we know what stays and goes and maybe more pointly, what does this mean for those looming deadlines the government shutdown number which was i think middle of january and then the debt ceiling debate, which resurfaces then again, i think, right around the super bowl? >> tyler, it means both that the debt ceiling increase and the government funding are likely to occur as scheduled, avoid a crisis like we had. lawmakers don't have much appetite for that, especially going into an election year. so in that sense, it's good news for the entire country. in terms of losers, the kinds of fees they are talking about and again, we don't have a final deal are things like higher airline ticket fees, the president had those in the budget. when you look at the budget cuts, not medicare, social security cuts but federal retire
PBS
Dec 5, 2013 6:30pm PST
and by some government agency s issuing tax refunds and unemployment benefits. >>> still ahead, will twitter's big plan to make more money pay off for shareholders, or will this add strategy potentially backfire? >>> the biggest decliner in the dow today, microsoft. invest tors dumped shares on hearing that alan the ceo of ford may not take the wheel. there is intense speculation he will step into the job after the contract at ford ends in 2014. here is how he answered to phil lebeau about taking the top job. >> i'm honored to serve ford and we have no change in the plan. >> reporter: i understand that but you didn't answer my question. have you been approached? >> i did answer your question. i'm honored to serve ford and we don't comment on speculation. >> shares of microsoft fell nearly 2.5%. >>> shares of twitter went the other way today, rising almost 4.5% after announcing adds targeting tools designed to give its advertisers a boost and prove to investors it can make more money. julia boorstin has the story. >> reporter: twitter's newest advertising tool targets users based not on what
PBS
Dec 7, 2013 12:30am PST
for the taxpayers not to subsidize all these private businesses. axd income tax forcing businesses to payi]lp t own workers. >> do you agree? obviously you do. >> i think that'sc absolutely right.xd wefá -- where we're seeing, as mentioned earlier, where we're seeing the growth in the economo is in n these low-wage sectors. we've seen a decline inç middle-class jobs in the country. if we we need to do something to raise the bottom, get more consumer demand back in the economy, deal with some of the issue of qualiti. to do that, we've got raise the floor. and this combination of publice policies like minimum wage laws, organizing, we're seeing in consumer pressure, all can come together to begin to do that. >> okay. very interesting, and much more debate to come in the new year, i'm sure, with congressional calls, as well, for a federal minimum wage hike. soe1i] i want to thank you both being here. ken jacobs and ron unz, thanks for being with us. >> thank you. >>> the bay area has long been known as an incubator ofxd innovation. one epicenterkÑf that creativity of stanford, alsoÑi knowne1 as th
PBS
Dec 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
. if a tax reform bill passed tomorrow, if an immigration bill passed tomorrow, that's tens of billions of dollars in consulting, lobbying, messaging fees that are not going to be paid out. >> let's take one example. april 20th, 2010, the deepwater horizon oil well, oil rig, explodes in the gulf of mexico. 11 people killed, the largest marine spill in the history of the industry. oil gushes onto the seafloor for at least 84 days. you, leibovich, look at that crude oil flowing into the gulf, and you see an equally large flow of cash spreading across washington, covering our nation's capital to, as you say, "manage the crisis." now, tell us how they set about to manage that crisis. >> so, bp is in this whole heap of trouble, okay? they have this disaster that they are pegged with. the president looks powerless. i mean, what are you going to do? you have this awful calamity taking place. systematically bp is spending tens of millions of dollars to basically tie up the most prominent washington democratic and republican lobbyists, media consultants, ad people, to where you had an all-star r
Search Results 0 to 5 of about 6 (some duplicates have been removed)